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Responsiveness of Physicians and its Constituents

The study explored the responsiveness of physicians and grouped the components of responsiveness under five domains: friendliness, respecting, informing and guiding, gaining trust, and optimizing benefits, using qualitative methods from a District in the south-west part of Bangladesh.

Few themes cut across the five domains of responsiveness of physicians; these are–the gaps between physicians’ and patients’ perceptions and practices regarding responsiveness, the importance of context in understanding responsiveness, and few aspects of responsiveness where physicians lived up to the expectations of service seekers. 

Estimating Surgeon-Specific Performance For ESS

According to a study, few identified factors have raised questions about the quality of care for endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS), along with the presence of large geographic variation in the rates and extent of surgery, poorly defined indications, and lack of ESS-specific quality metrics. Primary outcomes were the 5-year observed and risk-adjusted ESS revision rate. Logistic regression was used to develop a risk adjustment model for the primary outcome

To Make Optically Active Structures, Nanotechniques Are Used

The study explains that researchers have advanced a first-of-its-kind technique for creating entirely new classes of optical materials and devices that could lead to light bending and cloaking devices news to make the ears of Star Trek's Spock perk up. Using DNA as a key tool, the scientists took gold nanoparticles of different sizes and shapes and arranged them in two and three dimensions to form optically active superlattices. The study was published in the journal Science today.

Dermatologist Density On The Provision Of Dermatology Procedures Within Medicare

In this study, dermatologists characterize the effect of geographic variations in dermatologist density on the provision of dermatology procedures within Medicare. This was a cross-sectional study using the 2013 Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Database. Dermatology-related procedures were defined by the top 50 billing codes accounting for more than 95% of procedures billed by dermatologists.